Coroner

Contact Information

Sabrina Gast - Coroner
933 Heckle Boulevard
Suite 103
Rock Hill , SC  29732
Phone: (803)-909-8400
Fax: (803)-324-9595
coroner@yorkcountygov.com

FAQs

What are the office hours?
The Coroner's office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday, however at least one investigator is on duty 24 hours a day.
Who can get copies of a decedent's report and how?
One copy is issued to the immediate next-of-kin at no cost. The next-of-kin can get a copy of their loved one's reports by mailing or faxing a written request. This request should include the decedent's name and date of death. Please include a return mailing address. Insurance companies can also obtain a copy of the Coroner's report by faxing a request on their company letterhead.
How can personal property be reclaimed?
The immediate next-of-kin should call the office and schedule an appointment to pick up property.
Where can I get a copy of a Death Certificate?
The funeral home you select will provide you with Death Certificates once they become available. If at a later date you need additional copies, you can get them from the Vital Records Department of Health and Environmental Control. Their office is located at: 1070 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732. Their phone number is: (803) 909-7307.
Who pays for an autopsy or an examination?
If it is determined by the Coroner that an autopsy or examination is necessary, then these procedures are paid for by York County.
Should the Coroner have a medical license?
South Carolina statute does not require the coroner to have a medical license.
Should the Coroner be a funeral director?
No, the Coroner's office has no responsibilities regarding the preparation of a body for burial.
Why is the Coroner involved?
State law requires the Coroner to inquire into and determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of all unexpected, violent or unusual deaths. Certain natural deaths must be investigated as well. Law enforcement and emergency medical services may also respond.
Where will my relative/friend be taken?
They will be brought to the Morgue; located at Piedmont Medical Center. York County has facilities to receive and safeguard the deceased at this location.
How will my relative/friend be transported to this facility?
York County has a contract with a private transport company which is highly professional and experienced in the field of securely transporting the deceased. Transportation is done under the direct supervision of the Coroner or deputy on scene.
Is it nesessary for me to come to the Coroner's office to identify the body?
No, In a majority of cases, visual identification is not necessary to positively identify the deceased.